How Does Branson Collector Car Auction Work?


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As of 2016, the Branson Collector Car Auction offers vintage, antique and custom cars that owners consign for auction by paying entry fees, while bidders preview the vehicle list online and pay fees to bid live at the auction. The public can purchase one-day or two-day admission to watch the auction take place at the Branson Convention Center in downtown Branson, Missouri each year in the fall and spring. The auction company makes the consignment list available on BransonAuction.com.

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Car owners who consign their cars for the first auction day pay entry fees without commission, and the highest bidders pay 100 percent of the successful bid prices to the car owners. Consignors for the second day pay entry fees and a specific percentage commission with reserve, or a lesser percentage with no reserve. All bidders must pay a $100 fee to register, and if they purchase cars the auction company refunds their fees.

Owned by Jim and Katy Cox, Branson Collector Car Auction updates the online consignment list regularly once the consignment period begins until the auction, and posts past auction results. Thousands of bidders, collectors, consignors and interested people from around the world attend the live auctions each year. The auctions feature more than 250 classic, unique and high-demand vehicles for purchase, including muscle and sports cars. The Gotham Cruiser, also known as the Batmobile, sold for more than $172,000 at the spring 2013 auction.

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